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What's eating Gilbert Grape

Author: Peter Hedges
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Simon & Schuster pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Just about everything in Endora, Iowa (pop. 1,091 and dwindling) is eating Gilbert Grape, a twenty-four-year-old grocery clerk who dreams only of leaving. His enormous mother, once the town sweetheart, has been eating nonstop ever since her husband's suicide, and the floor beneath her TV chair is threatening to cave in. Gilbert's long-suffering older sister, Amy, still mourns the death of Elvis, and his knockout  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Humorous stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hedges
ISBN: 0671038540 9780671038540
OCLC Number: 70928228
Notes: Originally published in 1991.
Includes reading group guide with discussion questions and a brief interview with the author.
Description: 319 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Peter Hedges.

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Gilbert Grape, a resident of provincial Endora, Iowa, endures the eccentricities of his family and neighbors--including his mother, who is eating herself to death; his Elvis-fanatic sister; his  Read more...

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Washington Post Book World Hedges writes with energy and wit...charged with sardonic intelligence.

 
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